tv Theresa May Fields Questions on Brexit and Meeting with President Trump CSPAN January 25, 2017 6:59am-7:46am EST
house of commons wednesday mornings on c-span2. we invite your participation using hashtag tmq. prior to question time members finishing up other business. live to the floor of the british house of commons. >> how williams! >> i am not seeking a running commentary. a special deal with cuts, did he or she have a similar deal? >> i don't recognize the basis of the question. the automotive sector is exceptionally strong as a result of the missile contracts where many of these supply companies -- it would draw attention to the great success my right honorable friend, the secretary of state for defense played in bringing aspen martin to wales. it is something we should
recognize and celebrate. >> 1000 jobs in wales depends on the european union and single market of the customs union. i won't go through every sector but will he be seeking deals for important parts as we leave the european union? >> we want to get the best for the whole of the united kingdom. we want to make sure market in the united kingdom work effectively. the most important market in wales is the market within the united kingdom so he can stay confident that wales is the fastest growing economy outside london 2010 but the back of the government policy of success. >> order, colleagues, we are visited today by speaker of the burmese parliament accompanied by a delegation of parliamentary
colleagues. i'm sure the house will wish to join me in welcoming mister speaker as his colleagues. questions to the prime minister? kevin jones. the prime minister. >> the response from the house shows and indeed welcome the speaker of the burmese parliament to see our deliberations today. and the whole house will join me in sending our condolences to the police officer who was shot over the weekend, to his friends and family. they have our fullest support. this morning i have meetings with ministerial colleagues, in addition to duties in this house, further such meetings later today. i will travel to the united states to talk to president trump. >> may i join the prime minister
-- the police officer who was shot. the best drivers of social mobility, $0.99 for schools for outstanding and 65% are in the most deprived areas in the country. introducing cuts that threaten the existence of maintained control. when it comes to social mobility actions feet -- speak louder than words. >> i want to ensure and governments want to ensure quality of education at every age and every stage for children in this country. that is why we are looking at improving the number of places. the record speaking louder than words, can i point out i was very proud, the authority in london in the 1990s to introduce
nursery school for every 3 and 4-year-old. >> the prime minister laid out a clear, bold plan for brexit in her speech. >> honorable members, quite right, an opportunity to scrutinize that. does the prime minister agree the best way of facilitating that scrutiny is a government white paper laying out a position for global britain based on free-trade in goods and services to the benefit of us and other european countries. >> my honorable friend raises a good question. i have been clear that we will ensure the parliament has every opportunity to buy that scrutiny
on this issue as we go through the process. i recognize i set out the gold path for global britain last weekend recognize the appetite in this house for the white paper, the question for my honorable friend on the same thing. our plan will be set out in a white paper. >> mister speaker, i joined the prime minister in condolences in expressing -- of the whole house. the prime minister has wasted 80 days with the time of the original judgments. on all sides, going to be a white paper.
can we know when this white paper is going to be available to us? and why it has taken so long. >> can i say to the right honorable gentlemen, can always be debated and continue to be. he asked for votes, the house voted overwhelmingly for the government to trigger article 15 before the end of march this year, to set out as my honorable friend said, a clear plan for a bold future for britain. there will be a white paper. what i am clear about, the right honorable gentlemen asks about process, means to the end. we are focusing on the outcome,
we are focusing on a truly global britain, posing a stronger future for this country, the right deal to take britain out of the european union. >> my question wasn't complicated. when the white paper will come out, will it be before or at the same time as the bill that is about to be published? last week, i asked the prime minister to clarify whether the government is prepared to pay to secure tariff free access to single european markets. she repeatedly refused to ask the question so ask it again. paying a fee for access to single market, and in her
speech. >> and referenced -- two separate issues, overwhelmingly voted article 15 should be triggered from march 2017, calling it a bill will be -- the proper debate in the chamber and another place on that bill. publishing the plan, i will do that in the white paper and the right honorable gentlemen, one of the objectives is the best possible free-trade arrangement with the european union, and they are out there negotiating. >> some of this is worrying to people in the house but more importantly it is worrying too many others. for example the chief executive was given assurances by the secretary about future trade arrangements in europe but now
says they have to reevaluate the situation about their investments in britain. the prime minister is threatening the eu, unless they given to her demands she will turn britain into a bargain-basement tax haven off the coast of europe. >> mister speaker, we on this side of the house are well aware of the consequences that would have. the damage that would do to jobs and living standards and our public services. is she going to rule out the bargain-basement threat in her speech at lancaster? >> prime minister? >> i expect to get a good deal for the european union. what i am clear about is this government will not sign up to a bad deal for the united kingdom and as to the threat the right honorable gentlemen claims about what might happen, he talks
about workers rights. perhaps he should listen to his former colleague in this house, the mayor of london who today said to give credit to the government, don't think they want to weaken workers rights. i have seen no evidence from the conversations i had with senior members of the government that that is their aspiration or intention or something they want to do, which is a good. as usual with labor the right hand is not talking to the far left. >> mister speaker. mister speaker. the evidence of what they think about workers rights was there for all to see yesterday. a private members will under the 10 minute rule, to tear up parts
of the international labor organization convention, talking down my friend for grimsby's bill to protect american workers rights that have been obtained in this country. that is the real agenda of the tory party. esther speaker, what the prime minister is doing is catching a threat at public services with her threats about a bargain-basement britain. her priorities, struggling, those denied social care, children having their funding cut or once again further cuts in big business taxation to make the rich even better off. >> i would simply remind the right honorable gentlemen on the issue of workers rights that i have been very clear this government will protect workers rights, have a review of modern employment to ensure employment legislation is keeping up with the modern labor market.
one of the objectives i set out in my plan was to protect workers rights. the threat to public services would be a labor government pouring 500 million extra pounds. that would destroy our economy. no funding for public services. >> the threat to workers rights, 6 million earning less then a living wage. many people, contracts, no protection offered by the contract. what they are doing offering bargain basement alternative. take this opportunity today to congratulate the 100,000 people who marched in britain last weekend to highlight women's rights after president trump's inauguration and express their
concerns about his misogyny. many have concerns, mister speaker, in the forthcoming meeting with president trump she will be prepared to offer up the sacrifice the opportunity of american companies to take over parts of the nhs and public services, will she assure the house in any trade deal none of those things opened up as a bargaining chip. >> this government introduced the national living wage. and the contracts on the issue of my visit to the united states of america, i'm pleased to meet president trump so early in his administration, that is the strength of the special relationship between the united
kingdom and the united states of america, special relationship on which he and i intend to build. can i also say i am not afraid to speak frankly to a president of the united states. i am able to do that, we have that special relationship that he would never have with the united states. >> mister speaker, we would never allow britain to be sold up on the cheap. how confident is she in getting a good deal for global britain from a president who wants to put america first and build a wall between his country and mexico. article 15 wasn't about court judgment against this government. the bad judgment of prioritizing corporate tax cuts over
investments in social care. bad judgment threatening european parlors while offering a blank check to president trump. the bad judgment of wanting to turn britain into a bargain basement tax haven, so will she offer some clarity and service and withdraw the threat to destroy the social structure of this country by turning us into the bargain-basement she clearly threatens? >> we will be around the world for eu america and other countries negotiating free-trade deals for this country that will make prosperity in this country but the right honorable gentlemen what to talk about brexit. i have to say to him, he can't even agree with his shadow chancellor about brexit. the shadow chancellor can't agree with the shadow secretary, the secretary disagrees with the shadow home secretary and ringing up the leader and tell him to change his mind.
he talks about us standing up for britain, they can't speak for themselves, they will never speak for britain. [shouting] >> thank you, mister speaker. on 27 december another young woman lost her life driving through the west country, in the past decade more than 1000 people have been killed or injured on that road. for 40 years governments promised for the lethal parts of the road where two become 3 with no central reservations and also legendary and the government is committed to an upgrade but can the prime minister assure is the proposed tunnel underneath stonehenge won't holdup work elsewhere and will soon see cones on the road and space in
the ground. >> my honorable friend raises an important issue and i can assure you we are working, he refers specifically to the issue of the a 303 and the tragic incidents on 25 december. from the m3 to m5 and briefly launched a consultation into the root and my honorable friends will want to look closely at that issue. part of our 2 billion pound investment will improve connections in the southwest but i can assure him we have safety at the forefront of our mind. >> i begin by wishing everybody a happy thursday. i extend congratulations to the scotsman newspaper celebrating a fight. as the government lost in the supreme court and we have a
welcome u-turn on a white paper in regards to brexit. of progress for parliament, will the prime minister tell parliament what she wants to achieve in a uk/us trade deal. >> can i join the right honorable gentlemen and wishes for a happy thursday to everybody, the bicentennial area of the scotsman. the house will join me in that. and in terms of arrangements with the united states it is simple to achieve an arrangement that assures the interests of the united kingdom are fair and honorable and that is what i will be doing and if we see a trade arrangement with the united states as we look at other parts of the world, free prosperity to the united kingdom and to ensure that economy works for everyone in every heart of
the united kingdom. >> the european union which we are still part of among the highest food safety standards anywhere in the world and we are proud and confident to have public national health systems. the state on the other hand, they have health systems that are often for private competition, they want to ask for genetically modified organisms, beef raise with growth hormones and chicken be washed with chlorinated water. will the prime minister tell president trump that she is not prepared to lower food and safety standards or open health systems for privatization or does she believe this is a price worth paying for a uk/us trade deal? >> it proves trade between our two countries will bring prosperity and growth to the country that will assure we can bring jobs to this country and i can assure the right honorable gentlemen in doing that, uk
values first. >> per capita spending in our region including yorkshire when compared to london, for local authorities, 50% lower for our schools and 50% lower for transport project. does the prime minister agree to build a country that works for everyone we need a fair funding deal that works for everyone. >> the issues my honorable friend has raised, i can assure him the commitment in relation to the northern parts of england including yorkshire. we want to back business growth across the north and the powerhouse to hold great cities and towns will their strength and take on the world. yorkshire receives $156 million in funding this weekend spending $13 billion on transport across
the north. there are more people in yorkshire than ever before and the unemployment rate is a record high that is good news for people in the region and good news for the economy as a whole. >> thank you, mister speaker, the agency provides the single system for 500 million people. 6 to 12 month in canada and australia. yesterday the health secretary stated the uk will not be in the ema. primus to confirm this and how to prevent the latest drug access? >> a number of organizations to the european union as part of the work that we are doing to look at the united kingdom in the future. look at the arrangements we put in place in relation to those issues.
and the pharmaceutical industry is a very important part of our economy. i can assure the honorable lady we are looking forward to it to get the arrangements we need. >> too few british entrepreneurs i connected the capital they need to start and grow as part of the industrial strategy with access to capital. will the prime a review of the investment scheme and the investment scheme to be simplified, large pools of capital the industry needs. >> my honorable friend raises an important issue. a champion of entrepreneurship in this country, i can tell him we are committed to the best environment for business. the treasury has established a
review that is chaired by -- looking at the barriers that exist long-term investments and increasing investment in venture capital by the british business bank by 400 billion pounds and that will unlock 1 billion pounds of new finance and the treasury publishing a consultation examining these issues and i am sure my honorable friend will wish to contribute. >> lillian greenwood. >> four years ago, brought a family holiday on the greek islands when their son jamie was hit and killed by a speeding motorbike on his ninth birthday. the rider was convicted, his appeals against his sentence to date remain free. will the prime minister agree to meet with chris and lidia to discuss how to secure justice for jamie? >> i say to the honorable lady i'm happy to look at this coming
it is a tragic case she has described and our thoughts are with miss lydia, a terrible loss they experienced. as to the issues of what is happening in terms of the greek criminal justice system that is a matter for the greek authorities. i will look seriously at this case to see if anything the foreign office and do and
build truly global britain. and congratulate him on having done that. i think the milton team is a great example what you can do with strong local leadership. additional funding for the rail project is through chairing it. and the oxford cambridge expressway. milton keane not just a great 50 years but will have a great future as well. >> using the channel tunnel demonstrating the massive potential of rail freight. the continental rail wagons and
lori trailers can't be accommodated on britain's historic rail network. will the prime minister consider giving support to the trade route scheme which will provide a large freight line making all the nations and regions of britain vote for each other in the european nation. >> the honorable gentlemen raised the issue of a different age of railways which is an issue for a considerable time. we want to encourage rails, freight on rails. >> rebecca powell. >> thank you, mister speaker. the ministry of cake, 30 million pounds company has recently been taught by a french company
called mademoiselle desserts. it demonstrates confidence in our economy brought into it, demonstrates we unlock global trade to demonstrate the southwest is a terrific place to do business. >> i agree with my honorable friend. the french company into her constituency shows confidence people have in our economy for the future, showing fundamental strength to our economy and shows we can unlock global trade and the southwest is a good place to do business. >> thank you, mister speaker. whatever damages society, a measure of inequity but the prime minister said that that
way to the detention fund tax system is going to be illegal, 10,000 for the trial and some of whom are illegal for torture. >> i think the general been -- gentlemen. this is something i looked at when i was home secretary. we made the changes to the way we operated but on a very simple principle, if there is somebody who's case for asylum is such there certain to refuse that asylum, they can be removed from the country as quickly as possible. >> david morris. >> i would like to ask my friend the prime minister if she would assist to an enterprise zone in my constituency. it turns out the labor council and labor council council who
were talking about this project, not even applied for any funding whatsoever so my right honorable friend do that? >> my minister? >> i know what a champion he is and i am sure the chancellor in the business sector will look at the issue he raised but also how sad it is labor councils are not willing to put forward proposals for prosperity and economic growth in their area. >> mister patrick grady. >> question 11. >> i will meet the first investor and the administration at the serial committee monday but we regularly engage with the scottish government on a wide range of issues. >> will she confirm whether the prime minister supports the principles that whatever is not reserved is devolved and should
therefore tell the first minister what will come to the scottish parliament in the case of brexit. it will not be a great power grab. >> this was echoed by my right honorable friend for exiting the european union, no powers currently divulged art suddenly taken back to the united kingdom government. what we will be discussing with the administration is how to deal with powers that are currently in brussels when they come back to the united kingdom and what we want to ensure, those powers i dealt with so we can maintain important single market of the united kingdom. >> it is currently and offense to assault a police officer, an immigration officer a prison officer but it is not a specific offense to assault and in hs worker, doctor, nurse or paramedic.
does the prime minister agree we should consider extending a specific offense to these people to make it clear the public will not tolerate violence towards hard-working members of the nhs? >> an important point. we condemn from anybody any violence that takes place, the secretary of state observes the case he put and would be happy to look at that issue he raised. >> when she introduces uk agricultural policy out of the agricultural policy, will the duke of westminster repeat 407,000 pounds a year and northumberland received 475,000 pounds a year and will the earl of i for receive 915,000 pounds a year from the british taxpayer? >> about about these ducal matters -- >> fascinated by the reply. >> one of the tasks we will have
when we leave the european union is to decide what support is provided agriculture as a report of the agricultural policy. i can assure him we are taking all parts of the united kingdom into account when we look at the system and what it shall be in the future. >> a hampshire night. general howard. >> my right honorable friend, the secretary of defense made a welcome visit to ukraine, freedom and democracy are not tradable commodities. as we mark the 25th anniversary of relations between our two parties, can i invite my right honorable friend to support the united kingdom for the maintenance of an independent sovereign state in the ukraine which is subjected to the annexation of part of the project by russia. >> happy to join my honorable friend in confirming commitment to that stage of the ukraine.
the foreign secretary did the work with foreign ministers on this issue. we do provide significance to the ukraine and i hope to talk about the supports we provide. >> last week the prime minister said parliament would move on the fatal deal between the uk and the european union. could she set out for the host what could happen if parliament said no to the terms of the deal? would she in those circumstances negotiate an alternative deal or the audio options falling back on the wto's which mean 10% tariffs on cars, 20% on food and drink and a host of trades investments and prosperity. >> i expect we could negotiate a good deal in terms of trade with
the european union, it would be in our interests and those of the european union as well. there will be a vote on the deal for this parliament but then if this parliament is not willing to accept a deal that has been decided and agreed by the united kingdom government with the european union i sense it is no deal then we fall back on other arrangements. >> graham evans, great pleasure to welcome my honorable friend the prime minister out of her cabinet earlier this week. i welcome the government's industrial gravity which will bring high skilled hide wage jobs that will close the northbound divide in the message is britain is open for business. >> prime minister. >> i and the whole cabinet were pleased, seems to be able to sit down and meet with small businesses on that particular side and to hear the support the government is doing in the
industrial strategy and we should be clear britain is open for business, we are a global leader in free-trade bringing in jobs, economic growth and prosperity to every part of the country. >> ian blackburn. >> hundreds of thousands of women around the world that marched on behalf of women's rights last weekend. in this house we have been lobbied by members of women against any quality. many mps launched petitions asking the government to act. can the prime ministers tell us how many lunch these petitions. >> prime minister? >> do the honorable gentlemen the number of petitions in this parliament, what he also knows has already taken action, to reduce the changes experienced by women and putting extra money
into that. >> will the prime minister consider unilaterally guaranteeing the right of eu citizens living and working in the uk. by taking the moral high ground for the strength going forward in negotiations could always return to the issue of reciprocation by the eu which is necessary, major in those negotiations. >> the concern my honorable friend has raised with this issue but my position remains the same. i expect and intend to guarantee the rights of those living here in the united kingdom but as the british prime minister it is only right to give consideration to provide the case system living elsewhere and what would be the remaining 27 member states of the eu and that is the arrangement. as i said in my speech last week i remain open to this be an issue we negotiated at an early stage in negotiations is a good
number of other europeans want that too. we are doing this at an early stage. >> doctor lisa cameron. >> thank you, mister speaker. as char of the parliament for disability, we have an important report into the government's employment gap. research shows this will not be met for 50 years. no minister to discuss this, will the prime minister, people with disability at the heart of policy additional prime ministers engage with the acp be added recommendation. >> it is an important issue about the question of disabled people in the workplace. it is one that we are aware of. we see the number of people in unemployment going down but it does change the ratio to an extent that the secretary of state is looking seriously at
this issue of how we can ensure that we are seeing more people in the workplace and i am sure the request she made in relation to it. >> welcome the prime minister's meeting with the president of turkey saturday where we show solidarity in the fight against terrorism, trading relationship and seek support for united and independent cyprus free from turkish troops. >> i think my honorable friend for raising that. and with the prime minister of turkey on saturday, he raises the issue of cyprus. i am hopeful that the talks will come to a solution which we are closer than we have been before. i have spoken to prime minister cyprus about the need to assure we create the thinking and
finding, and with this very issue. and ensuring the successful conclusion of the talks and the reunification we are working for for time. >> i join the prime minister in wishing a speedy recovery, and for the constituency, sunday night. thankfully he was not killed but that was not the intention of the terrorists of course. it is clear, mister speaker, the political instability, the interest in northern ireland and clear their intention is to try to rewrite the history of the past. will she make it very clear the 1-sided legal persecution of police officers and folders bring peace to northern ireland
will not be allowed to continue. >> as he indicates the political stability has been hard earned for some considerable time. whether there are number of investigations into former soldiers, it is right that we recognize the majority of people who lost their lives lost their lives as a result of terrorist activity and it is important to terrorist activity is looked into. that is why one of the issues in northern ireland looking at this legacy question and how the issue on all sides can take place in the future. >> social care is failing miserably. serious errors in process leading to the consequences for
my constituents, not about reserves, 233 million pounds. will my right honorable friend review social care project at the council because the people and establish it does better. >> my friend make an important deck in relations to this issue, it is not about funding, it is about the practice on the ground. it is important to see that integration between social and health care at the local level and local authorities should be playing their part in delivering that and this is an issue we need to see addressed for the longer term, ducked by governments for too long in this country and that is why the government is determined to bring forward sustainable social care in the future.
>> it brings -- >> the right honorable gentlemen never knew he was quite that popular. >> brings back memories. the first foreign leader to meet president trump, she carries a huge responsibility about the whole international community in the tone she sets. can i ask her to reassure she will say to the president that he must abide by and not withdraw from the paris climate change and in case it is helpful can she serve the uk scientists to convince the president that climate change is not a hoax invented by the chinese. >> i recognize the role of the right honorable gentlemen in looking at this issue of climate change and i hope he recognizes the commitment this government has shown to this issue of climate change with the legislation we put through and
british house of commons as members move on to other business. you have been watching prime ministers question time and on wednesday at 7:00 eastern when parliament is in session which you can see this again sunday night at 9:00 eastern and pacific on c-span. for more information go to c-span.org and click on series to view every program we heard from the british house of commons since october 1989. we invite your comments about prime minister's questions via twitter and hashtag pmq. >> coming up in 45 minutes ways and means chair kevin brady will discuss changes to the tax-cut at the financial services roundtable live at 8:15 a.m. on eastern. we take you to a conversation in russia's role hacking us political entities, representative adam schiff, ranking member of the house intelligence committee live at 9:30